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Cheap swap?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by carracr625, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. carracr625

    carracr625 Junior Member

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    I have a 90 std civic hatch i am using as a daily driver. I was planning on doing a b16a swap in the future, but my current engine is burning oil bad. I am looking for advice on what I could swap in there that would give me decent power (as opposed to my 70hp stock), but not cost an arm & a leg. I don't have $4k to dump into my car right now. I have been researching d series & zc swaps, but all I can find is the long block only. I need a tranny as well due to the fact that mine is a 4spd. I know all about the dpfi to mpfi conversion, so that won't be a problem. But, what is the easiest/cost effective swap I can perform? If I buy the long block from someone, where can I get a tranny? I know this is a very broad question that I am raising, but I'm looking to explore all options that people have had success with. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PHOBIA

    PHOBIA Senior Member

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    if your loking for cheap and a little exta kick get the zc,there like $400 bucks im sure you can pick up a tranny for half that and be done with it.
     
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    sk8er602 Senior Member

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    What About The SOHC ZC Motor
     
  4. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Check out www.hmotorsonline.com I got my DOHC ZC complete with ZC tranny and intermitiant shaft. Shipped to my door for 900 bucks. Hmotorsonline.com is one of the best places you can buy a motor from in my opion. Just give them a call and see whats up. I just got done with my DOHC ZC swap and love it. Take it easy and good luck.

    Jeramy
     
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    ExplicitSnow Senior Member

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    ive got a dohc zc d16a1 in my 90 crx si...it pulls hard, thanx to low end torque

    my d16a1
     
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    ssl2k Senior Member

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    yeah you can pick up a zc pretty cheap, if you don't get a tranny with it i have some that i can hook you up with... I have a dx that is laying in my garage, and i know of a si, zc and a hf tranny that are all for sale for pretty chepa)

    zc will give you good power and is easy to install. otherwise you could pickup a si (d16a6 for really cheap froms omeone and drop a vtec (z6) head on it or something like that...

    zc = 135-140hp
    z6 = 135-140hp
    d16a6 = 110hp
    b16a1 = 160hp


    if you're going to do the WHOLE swap (but an entire zc) you can get a whole b16a1 swap for like $1500. that includes everything, axles, motor, tranny, ecu, linkage, and mounts.

    so i mean, if you're going to drop the 900 on a full zc swap, just save the cash and get rides to where for like 2 weeks and then buy the b16

    nathan
     
  7. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    Ya my zc was cheap too, $700 shipped for motor to my door, $200 for tranny including shift linkage (car was an automatic), $50 for ecu, $100 for misc parts/wire/broken items and $80 for clutch.
     
  8. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    My brother has a 91 Civic Standard as you do and we swapped a D16A6 (88-91 Si engine) in for just over $300, that inlcuded the cost of the engine.

    Engine - $200 (already had new Timing Belt, Water Pump, Alternator)
    Harness - $40
    Passenger Mirror - $20
    Car was already a 5 speed when we got it.
    I used an existing 90 Integra engine harness and injector box to convert to MPFI...

    It was a fun project... its your money, your car do what you like,,,
     
  9. chondacrx

    chondacrx Junior Member

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    zc motor have 129hp unless u have the d16a8 that is 137hp

    the z6 has 126hp
     
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